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#REVOLUTIONNOW PROTEST: FALANA BLAST BUHARI OVER ATTACK ON PROTESTERS

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for clamping down on individuals perceived as its critics.

Falana said this while insisting that the planned protest march by the 2019 presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore and some other individuals was not a treasonable offence.

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However, Falana, said the Force had capitalized on the use of the word “revolution” to criminalise the protest s.

 “No doubt, the Nigeria Police Force has capitalized on the use of the word “revolution” to criminalise the protests. If revolution has become a criminal offence in Nigeria why were the leaders of the APC not charged for claiming to have carried out Nigeria’s democratic revolution which terminated the 16-year rule of the PDP in 2015?

He also mentioned that “it is worrisome that the Buhari administration has decided to extend the ambit of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act to cover individuals and organisations that are critical of official policies or perceived marginalisation within the federation.”

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